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A New Middle East Map?

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Iraqi Kurds are voting in an independence referendum that will be watched nervously throughout the region. Will a yes vote lead Kurds in Turkey, Iran, and Syria to agitate for a Greater Kurdistan, and will the vote endanger other fragile Middle Eastern borders? 

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    Taking on Tehran

    Richard N. Haass

    Forty years after the revolution that ousted the Shah, Iran’s unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the country's current economic difficulties. So how should the US minimize the risks to the region posed by the regime?

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